A unique case of intraventricular hemorrhage associated with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in an adolescent

J Child Neurol. 2012 Aug;27(8):1048-51. doi: 10.1177/0883073811430765. Epub 2012 Jan 30.


Intraventricular hemorrhage is a rare finding in patients with the posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and generally carries a poor prognosis. We report a unique case of an 18-year-old girl with glomerulonephritis who developed posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome without hypertension but with a primary intraventricular hemorrhage and subarachnoid blood without demonstrable parenchymal blood. The normotensive presentation of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and intraventricular hemorrhage in association with systemic vasculitis is rare. Our patient had a good initial outcome and was discharged with resolution of her symptoms and signs of raised intracranial pressure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / pathology
  • Cerebral Ventricles / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome / complications*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed